Friday, May 30, 2008

Today at Disneyland

We headed out to Disneyland this afternoon with our main goal being to see the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! for the first time in a couple years.

Note the red, white and blue bunting on the building in the background, which went up for Memorial Day weekend:

Not much longer till Toy Story Mania! opens:

Dinner at the French Market:

We caught the new Indiana Jones stunt show which takes place at various locations throughout Adventureland, as Indy and a very tall villain battle over a treasure map.

Here, Indy and the villain are dueling on the bridge at Tarzan's Treehouse:

We took another ride on the Jungle Cruise, even though we were just on it on our last visit. They've hidden a few INDIANA JONES references here and there throughout the ride. We found two, but there are apparently more.

The elephant pool:

Fantasmic! was as wonderful as ever, as were the fireworks.

I've also been fortunate enough to see Fantasmic! in Florida, and while they have the benefit of a stadium specially built for the show at Disney's Hollywood Studios, this is an attraction where the Disneyland version definitely has the edge. The incorporation of the Sailing Ship Columbia and the Mark Twain into the show -- particularly the use of the Columbia for a spectacularly staged Peter Pan battle -- makes the Anaheim version extra-special.

More photos of this week's happenings at the park have been posted at MiceAge.


Blogger Irene said...

Looks like you had a nice time. I thought they did a nice job with the Indiana Jones stunt show.

Jennifer and I went on Memorial Day and saw it plus the fireworks. Fantasmic was not presented though I have seen it since they upgraded the lighting which is wonderful.

I wrote about our trip on my blog and posted a link to my trip report on MiceChat which has photos and a video I took of the stunt show.

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